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Connellsville area poverty simulation opens people’s eyes

By Mark Hofmann 11:53 a.m.
Nearly 20 people involved in the mission to care for those less fortunate and also a couple of local leaders had the chance to experience what it felt like to live a month in poverty. Connellsville Area Community Ministries, the …

Connellsville considers axing paid firefighters

By Mark Hofmann 11:53 a.m.
A public hearing will be held on Thursday concerning a referendum to keep or eliminate Connellsville’s paid fire department. A vote by city council is expected to follow. Connellsville council started the process earlier this month to place a referendum …

Father, son killed in East Huntingdon crash

By Stacey Federoff 11:53 a.m.
A father and son driving to work early Tuesday morning died in an accident at an East Huntingdon intersection that residents described as dangerous. Drivers …

3 men to stand trial over runaway Latrobe foster children

By Liz Zemba
A 17-year-old girl testified she called a Pittsburgh man for help to run away from a foster home because she felt it was inappropriate for one of the foster parents to bathe her younger sisters. “The lady was bathing my …

Albert Gallatin bus driver pleads guilty to sexual assault

By Tribune-Review
A former Albert Gallatin Senior High School bus driver accused of engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old girl has entered into a plea bargain that calls for him to be imprisoned for one to two years, District Attorney Jack …

Fayette jail foes want county to be stricken as intervenor in case

By Liz Zemba
An attorney in a land-use appeal seeking to stop construction of Fayette County’s $32 million jail wants the county to be removed from the case as an intervenor. Attorney Rich Bower of Connellsville on Monday filed the “motion to strike …

Longtime Connellsville area business closes its doors

By Nancy Henry
After owning and operating a successful swimming pool business for 43 years, Norma Shallenberger has decided it is time to close Shallenberger Pools. The pool …

Fayette Friends of Animals volunteer uses talent to help get her shelter animals adopted

By Sonia Whalen Miller
Kayla Scerba is combining a love of fur friends with her talent of snapping great photos in an effort to help boost adoption rates at …

Connellsville Health Board airs ordinance issues

By Karl Polacek
During Monday’s Connellsville Health Board meeting, city health officer Tom Currey passed on three questions from Councilman Aaron Zolbrod to board members for their opinions on the proposed vacant or abandoned buildings ordinance. The first question was whether the required …

Man held for trial in dragging of Redstone cop

By Liz Zemba
A Fayette County man accused of dragging a Redstone police officer 15 feet with his car and then fleeing, only to surrender to state troopers after a 12-mile chase, did not want the township officer to take him into custody, …

Old water treatment plant in Dunbar Township destroyed by fire

By Tribune-Review
An abandoned water treatment plant in Dunbar Township was destroyed by fire Monday evening. The fire at 803 Riverside Drive was reported at 4:56. Its cause was unknown. The Morrell Volunteer Fire Company and the Dunbar Volunteer Fire Department responded …

Contest seeks Fayette student entries to name road to jail

By Tribune-Review
Students in Fayette County schools have been asked to help name the road that will lead to a new jail. Those eligible to submit ideas for a chance to win a $200 gift card are students in grades eight through …

Breakneck Church to hold flea market, bake sale

By Nancy Henry
Breakneck Church of God will hold its annual flea market and bake sale from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.- noon Saturday in the fellowship hall, 816 Breakneck Road. Breakfast will be served each day from 7-10:30 a.m. …

Security tightened at Fayette courthouse; Westmoreland says its procedures are sufficient

By Rich Cholodofsky and Liz Zemba
Anyone who drops off a letter or package at the Fayette County Courthouse may be asked to show photo ID and leave their address and a call-back number, according to a new policy. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual in Westmoreland …

Sirochman: Fayette genealogy workshop planned for Wednesday

By Casey Sirochman
As time passes, with this year marking 60 years of the Fayette County Fair and my personal and direct involvement for at least half of those years, I notice the fair is becoming similar to a community/family summer reunion. When …

Motorcyclist listed as fair after Fayette County crash

By Tribune-Review
A Lemont Furnace man was listed in fair condition at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.Va. after a collision involving a car and a motorcycle Sunday morning in Fayette County. State police said John W. Burkland, 59, was traveling east …

Lynn: Frazier to offer kindergarten readiness classes

By Beth Lynn
Parents in the Frazier School District, kindergarten readiness classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to 7 in Perry Elementary School. If your child will attend, please remember to pack a light snack and send …

Fayette County Fair up and running

By Marilyn Forbes
Celebrating its sixth decade of bringing festivities, entertainment and education to the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania, the Fayette County Fair is in full swing and …

Pennsylvania State VFW Post 8543 Band continues to grow

By Marilyn Forbes
Sharing a desire to make beautiful music as they work together as one, more than 70 musicians from all over the area meet monthly to …

Connellsville theater group ready to ‘Make a Deal’

By Mark Hofmann
A different take on a classic game show to raise money for Connellsville’s theater and community center will take place in early August. “Let’s Make …

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